A Slosh in the Bucket
Eric Johnson lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and three young daughters. He works as a high school English teacher. He’s responsible–well, most of the time.
Half way into his thirties, Eric emptied his retirement account to buy a raft, despite the fact that he lives in a state without any navigable whitewater. Just over a year later, he found something too good to be true: a group of experienced guides advertising an open spot on a pre-season trip down Idaho’s Main Salmon.
Today, we bring you the story of what happens when you ignore the red flags that pop up when something is actually too good to be true and of what it feels like to bob around in the bucket of someone else’s bucket list.
Music: Shine by Publish the Quest • If Walls Could Talk by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto • Original Score by Amy Stolzenbach • Then What!? by Publish the Quest • Don’t Point That Gun At Me by Publish the Quest • The Introduction by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto • Right Wing Failure by Deadlinks • You Never Know Who You’re Gonna Meet by Publish the Quest • The Rent is Late by Publish the Quest • Sailor’s Lament by Jason Shaw
and our friends Amy Stolzenbach and Jacob Bain.